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Orion Music + More is a music festival created by the Heavy Metal Band Metallica. The name is a tribute to former bassist Cliff Burton. James Hetfield stated the following: "The name is a tribute to Cliff and 'Orion' was his musical statement before his passing".

Orion Music + More 2012

The first-ever Orion Music + More Festival, on June 23 and 24.

Can't Make it to AC? No Problem Metallica has teamed up with Fuse to bring you live action of Orion Music and More. Live Streaming Both Nights with select bands from both nights and Metallica's Headlining Performances of Ride The Lightning and The Black Album


  • Metallica (Playing on both nights on the Orion stage. On June 23th playing 9:00-11:00 PM playing for the first time ever in its entirety the album Ride the Lightning. On June 24th playing from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM playing for the first time ever in the US from start to finish The Black Album.)
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Modest Mouse
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • Eric Church
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Fucked Up
  • The Jim Breuer Heavy Metal Comedy Tour
  • Best Coast
  • Hot Snakes
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Lucero
  • Roky Erickson
  • The Black Angels
  • The Sword
  • Jim Florentine
  • Don Jamieson
  • Wooden Shjips
  • A Place To Bury Strangers
  • Liturgy
  • Ghost
  • Soul Rebels
  • Shuli Egar
  • Charred Walls of The Damned
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Sepultura
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Torche
  • Letlive
  • Red Fang
  • Kyng
  • Landmine Marathon
  • Black Tusk
  • Thy Will Be Done


Orion Music + More 2013

The second Orion Music Festival + More in Belle Isle, Michigan, June 8th-9th


  • Metallica (They played both days. June 8th they played all ten songs from Kill Em' All, under the name Deehan. Also, it was the first time since Cliff's death they played Anesthesia since 1986. June 9th, they played a regular show.)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rise Against
  • Deftones
  • Dropkick Murpy's
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Infectious Grooves
  • Rocket From the Crypt 
  • FLAG
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Foals
  • Tomahawk
  • Destroid
  • The Joy Formidable (they did not show up)
  • Datsik
  • Borgore
  • Japandroids
  • Dillon Francis
  • Adventure Club
  • 12th Planet
  • Death Grips
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Vista Chino 
  • Dirtyphonics
  • The Dirtbombs
  • Fu Manchu
  • Dead Sara
  • The Bronx
  • The Orwells
  • All Shall Perish


They pretty much had everything that they had at the last Orion Music Festival, other than Kirk's and Rob's Surfing Tent.